Set of 12 Limoges Dessert Plates & Large Oval Platter Tray Cioffe Factory underglaze mark 2 (circa 1891) as well as the overglaze decorating mark of the Lazeyras, Rosenfeld and Lehman Factory (circa 1920).
Each piece is signed by the well known and listed artist Mulville whose items appear in most all reference books on Limoges.
Mulville is best noted for his fish sets, animal and portrait pieces, as well as grand floral platters.
Mulville hand paints dainty rambling pink, white and red roses that trail around the rim of the platters and tumble toward the center. The edges of their multi tiered petals are softly tinged with contrasting hues and they open to reveal golden yellow and dark pink centers. The clusters of roses sit atop sprigs of baby white and purple wild flowers with branches of olive, green, golden honey, and cocoa foliage. Surrounding the ornately scalloped edge of the plates & platter is a wide band of gold with each end forming a small white cartouche with an etched gold floral design.
The porcelain is a creamy off white which has the slightest overtone of bluish gray. Against this canvas Mulville does what he does best, hand paints a floral design that exudes a richness and opulence that was sought after by the upper elite and social movers of the area.
Large Platter: Approx. 14 1/4" inches long and 10" inches wide
Plates: Approx. 7" inches diameter
Mint Condition No signs of any wear
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